[torqueusers] multiple jobs: yes, no, maybe
jwilkinson at stoneeagle.com
Thu Dec 20 16:02:53 MST 2012
We have a -small- cluster configured. Four dedicated nodes and one node that shares the function of the headbox.
I had a user ask a question today that I wasn't sure how to answer. In our current configuration, if we, for example, drop 12 jobs into the queue, the systems run the first five, as a node becomes available, the next job in the queue starts running until all 12 jobs have been run. There is only one job on any one node at a time.
The user wanted to know if it was possible to have more than one job running on a node at a time? I honestly didn't have an answer for him.
My feeling is that the whole purpose of the cluster is to give the power of a whole node to process a job and not have to share it.
Might I get some input from the crowd??
Happy holidays to all!
Jack Wilkinson, Programmer
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